Uttar Pradesh schools to reopen from August 16 with 50% attendance
UP school reopening news: Yogi Adityanath-led government has said schools in UP will reopen with only 50 percent attendance on August 16 while colleges and universities will reopen on September 1
August 02, 2021 / 02:53 PM IST
Schools in Uttar Pradesh will reopen on August 16 with 50% attendance, the state government announced on August 2. The reopening date for colleges and universities in the state has been set for September 1.
UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath led government has also given instructions to begin the process of entrance for students in colleges/universities from August 5.
This development comes at the backdrop of declining cases of COVID-19 in the state. The state reported zero fresh fatalities among Covid positive patients on July 31. Earlier, the state had reported no deaths on July 26.
States governments of Punjab and Uttarakhand reopened schools for all classes from August 2. Jharkhand schools also reopened from August 2, but only for Classes 9 to 12.
The Delhi government is also likely to announce its decision soon on reopening schools and resuming normal classes with a couple of days.
India on August 2 reported 40,134 new Covid-19 cases and 422 deaths as the tally of positive cases reached 3,16,95,958. After staying near 30,000 for a few days, daily COVID-19 cases have surged above 40,000 for the past five days. Deaths linked to COVID complications have also increased above 500 per day.